|Directors:||Jessica Dimmock, Christopher LaMarca|
|Producers:||Jessica Dimmock, Kate Barry|
|Executive Producers:||Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, John Hoffman, Alica Van Couvering|
|Line Producer:||Dena Greenbaum|
|Associate Producers:||Danielle Dabney, Katrina Taylor|
|Production Companies:||IMPACT PARTNERS in association with DARK ARTS;|
|Cinematography:||Jessica Dimmock, Christopher LaMarca|
|Composer:||Grey McMurray, Caleb Burhans, Julianna Barwick|
The Pearl is an intimate and visceral profile of 4 transgender women that come out for the first time in their senior years. Set against the backdrop of logging towns in the Pacific Northwest, the cinematic and observational story is not about becoming a woman, but rather explores what it means to leave behind living as a man.
Director/Cinematographer Jessica Dimmock is the recipient of the 2014 Infinity Award for Photojournalist of The Year from the International Center of Photography and the 2013 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest as the director and cinematographer of the web feature “Too Young To Wed.” In 2010, Dimmock won Kodak’s Best Cinematography Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival for WITHOUT, which she also produced. The film received an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award. Along with co-director Christopher LaMarca she was listed as one of the 25 New Faces of Film in 2014 by Filmmaker Magazine. Clients include HBO, Showtime, CNN, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and California Sunday Magazine.
Director/Cinematographer Christopher LaMarca will premiere two documentary films in 2016. His second film BOONE will have its world premiere in the Visions section at SXSW. He was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2014 and is a Sundance Institute Edit and Story lab film fellow. His monograph Forest Defenders: The Confrontational American Landscape was published by pOwerhouse books. His work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography’s Triennial Exhibition Ecotopia and included in publications such as Aperture and American Photography. Christopher contributes to Rollingstone magazine, GQ, and Mother Jones among others.
"There's many moments sure to bring tears (...) it's refreshing to see the lens focused entirely on the people coming out and their own struggles to accept themselves and put themselves out into the world as the person they want to be."
Michael Thomas, Digital Journal